Waterparks were created to prepare humans for oceanparks, which will be created when the moon destroys all amusement parks for its own amusement. Splash in the splendor of an existing water world with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a one-day admission pass to Ocean Breeze Waterpark (a $26 value after tax). Ocean Breeze is the only signature waterpark located in Virginia Beach, just two miles south of the oceanfront.
The waterpark's family-friendly layout is set up with 16 waterslides, a one-million-gallon wave pool, stately palm trees, a water playground, and water. The park's newest attractions, Pirates' Plummet and Walk the Plank, are covered/open-air 200-foot-long flowing slides that end with a 50-foot photo-worthy plunge into the depths of a pool below. Go tubular in the Runaway Bay Wave Pool or the whitewater Jungle Falls. The Hurricane, a swirling slide that is under rising pressure until a final drop dumps you in a pool, is the perfect place to test if sewing your passport into your appendix keeps it safe.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark also offers plenty of miniaturized attractions for guppies you might be chaperoning. These include an interactive pirate ship called Buccaneer Bay and the Little Amazon, a lazy river ideal for the lazy child wanting to practice his or her lazy sprawl, which will be perfected 15 years later somewhere in the abyss of the living-room couch. Hours of operation vary on the park's 2010 schedule, but doors are open every day from May 22 to September 12. Call ahead to make sure any leisure-time supplies you'd like to bring are allowed in the park.
- They had something for everyone, from the big wave pool, to the great selection of waterslides, it was amazing. I have to say, the water park isn't very big, but shows you some big fun! – A Yahoo! Contributor, 07/05/2008
- ...the atmosphere is great. I found the waterpark to be clean, and fun...We love to swim in the summer, and sometimes the waterpark beats a car full of sand from the beach. – DanetteR, Yahoo! Travel
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Ocean Breeze Waterpark, which offers free parking, embraces the spirit of the sun-drenched Caribbean, inviting families to come and enjoy more than 30 rides, slides, and attractions. Food stands dish up shrimp po' boys, foot-long sub sandwiches, and ice cream, while complimentary sunscreen and a staff of vigilant lifeguards help ensure that families stay safe and comfortable throughout their visit.
Rides and Attractions
|Sea Serpent||Walk the Plank|
|350-foot slide that sends guests in tubes flying around high-banking curves and horizontal loops||Thrilling, pitch-black body slide whose final 50-foot drop ends in a splash|
|Inner tubes swirl around a 30-foot-wide bowl before dropping into the pool below||1,000,000-gallon wave pool sends swells surging from the deep end toward the shore|
|Adventure River||Hook's Lagoon||Each trip around this quarter-mile-long lazy river passes by waterfalls and hopelessly lost icebergs||Multi-level play structure with plenty of opportunities for younger children to climb and clamber|
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